Genus Entoloma

  • Machiel E. Noordeloos
  • Genevieve M. Gates
Part of the Fungal Diversity Research Series book series (FDRS, volume 22)


This chapter deals with the genus Entoloma in Tasmania. Dichotomous keys to the species precede a taxonomic treatment of all known Tasmanian Entoloma taxa. Each species is presented with full synonymy, reference to existing literature, followed by detailed macroscopic and microscopic descriptions, data on habitat, distribution, and phenology, usually followed by notes on taxonomic position, similar species, and other relevant facts. Line drawings are made for each species, consisting of a habit drawing, as well as diagnostic microscopic features, such as spores, basidia, cystidia, and pileipellis structures. For almost every species, one or more coloured photographs are included. In total, 90 species of Entoloma have been accepted, of which 73 are known only from Tasmania. Other species appear to be similar to taxa described from New Zealand. Only a few taxa match those known from Europe, and these are probably alien, introduced with plant material. Full references to the cited literature are given.


Original Diagnosis Terminal Element Large Spore Intracellular Pigment Hymenophoral Trama 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Machiel E. Noordeloos
    • 1
  • Genevieve M. Gates
    • 2
  1. 1.Section National Herbarium of the NetherlandsNetherlands Centre for Biodiversity NaturalisLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.School of Plant ScienceUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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